For years, businesses have relied on Microsoft Exchange for email and calendar functionality and other business collaboration features. In fact, Exchange has more than 55% in market share of corporate email systems and is expected to continue growing to 68% by 2016, according to a recent study by the Radicati Group, Inc.
Exchange has traditionally been deployed and managed by internal IT staff on a server hosted within the physical walls of the business. All administration tasks including backups, server upgrades and patching were done in-house. Ongoing Exchange maintenance can be tedious and time-consuming requiring significant overhead both in terms of time and know-how. It often strained the resources of small or non-existent IT departments in small to mid-sized businesses.
The emergence of cloud based technology has led to a rapidly growing industry of cloud based services and applications. Many of these applications previously existed as local deployments within a company. Microsoft launched their Office 365 platform last year, which includes Exchange Online, a cloud-based version of Exchange. With a pricing advantage and the ability to be at the forefront of innovation and new features, most industry watchers expect this service to draw the lion’s share of hosted Exchange mailboxes in the coming years. Microsoft partners, such as Superior Technology Solutions are in the unique position to assist customers with seamlessly migrating them to this platform, as well as offering long term support.
You can learn more about Office 365 and Exchange Online at: http://www.office365.com. For more information on implementing cloud-based Exchange, contact Superior Technology Solutions. We look forward to sharing our extensive technology background with your organization. For more information, visit us on the web at Superior Technology or call us at 845-735-3555.
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